Not sure about you guys but i am LOVING that Domino is back! I could spend hours on the site . . . like H O U R S. The other day I came across the most stunning townhouse that I had to share with you . . . it is sheer perfection. Those butter-lemon velvet sofa's???? "Dear Santa . . . I want lemon velvet sofas, a claw-foot bathtub, amazing towering built-ins . . . this townhouse should fit in that magic sleigh of yours, right???"
December 10, 2013
December 6, 2013
Has it really been a week since I posted? This week felt a little crazy but I promise next week will be better . . . I plan on doing nothing this weekend except finishing the tree and decorations around the house, planting some poinsettia's in the garden, ordering some gifts, mailing out our Christmas cards (I will post next week! so cute!!), wrapping some presents, and writing some new blog posts for ya'll!
So this Friday I leave you with a few baubles . . .
Mr. Hotpants got a new car . . . the ultimate commuting car! The Honda Civic Natural Gas car! I thought it was going to smell funny, drive slow, and have zero pick-up . . . BUT I was wrong. I love it . . . kinda a little jealous! You see the hubs and I commute 100 miles each day (50 miles each way to work) so the main issues are carpool lane for traffic, gas costs, and our environmental footprint! This little car solved all of those for us. It has the carpool sticker so you can zip in that baby alone and get NO tickets!!! It takes "natural gas" (like what you cook with on your stove!) and I can fill the tank up for $12!!!! and natural gas is a clean-burning fuel! It drives great, not slow and has a normal gas-fueled car pick-up! All the electronics inside are awesome too! The only thing you have to know is where the CNG gas stations are....we are lucky enough to have one by Mr. Hotpants office and one not far from the house
Thanks to my sister-in-law for the heads-up we were able to get a great photo session with an amazing Santa Claus! He was the REAL deal . . . like I kid you not I was sure Donder and Blitzen were hanging in the garage!!!
We picked up our tree this past Tuesday night with my dad "Papa" . . . (it was perfectly quiet compared to getting it on the weekend) and we got it at Home Depot .... amazing trees, great help and we got a 10ft-er for $99 which you can't beat . . .this baby would be $300 at a Christmas tree lot! She is a beauty and her name is "Sparkles" (duh!!!). We have half-decorated her, and when I say "half" I mean 2 little munchkins have stuck almost all the decorations on 1-2 branches at their height! So this weekend we will be finishing it up and putting out some other decorations which I will post pic's of next week!
Loving this little nook in our bedroom . . . I am so excited to get working on this room in the new year and make some beautiful moody changes. My wonderful mama is making some euro shams for me out of this fabulous fabric and I H&M finally got their linen duvet back in stock in Queen/King sizes so I ordered it ASAP before it sold out again (remember I go t it for little Ms. E's room here) .... I am also looking at some new hardware for the side tables and my little desk! (Yes that is "Max" our elf hiding in our tree!)
FINALLY the weather has cooled down and it feels somewhat like Fall/Winter here in SoCal . . . . had our first rain and the girls were loving it!!!!
November 28, 2013
November 27, 2013
I always like to be comfortable and cozy on Thanksgiving . . . I like to eat and not feel like staples are poking into my stomach because a pair of chic pants are too tight! So this year I will be pairing the below items from Old Navy (great sale on right now) with either my MiH blue jeans, Seven white jeans or black leggings and my tan Giuseppe Zanotti boots (mine are old but similar here)
This flannel shirt is prettier in person - ivory and plum with coral pink stripes and super soft! and the XS fits perfect on my shoulders
This scarf is one of the softest most smooshiest scarfs ever!!!!
Cozy and chic drapey boyfriend cardigan in a nice waffle-knit!
The girls will be choosing between these outfits . . .
I picked up these little mouse ballet flats for Ms. E to wear!
And I got sweet little PJ sets for them to start using . . . We have Santa pic's this weekend and I think I will put them in these PJ's for the pic's. What do you think: matching or coordinating PJ's for the pic's?
I plan on trying to get as much face-time in with my family as I can this weekend . . . and doing lots of this! We just had our chimney sweeper come so there will be a fire in our fireplace this week for sure!
November 26, 2013
November 25, 2013
Ms. E's room is still coming together; the color theme is navy, coral and pink with gold accents! I still have to figure out a bookshelf solution with a desk (thinking an IKEA hack with some crazy cool molding here and here), and have a window seat cushion made in some fun fabric and a few more art pieces for her walls but we are close.
I have wanted to get a few throw pillows for her bed but didn't want to spend a lot seen as these pillows get used for fort-building with sticky fingers, thrown and dragged all over the house for dolls beds, and are generally abused. I knew that I wanted a striped pattern and one that said something on it so I jumped on my favorite go-to-site, Amazon, and found this navy & white striped pillow and this little "Sunshine" pillow (love this because we sing "You are my Sunshine" all the time) . . . the sunshine pillow came with the pillow insert too!
Pink bed-frame (here)
Happy Chic quilt by Jonathan Adler (here)
Kate Spade pink/orange pillowcase (here)
Polka dot pillowcase (H&M Home -sold out)
Linen white Duvet cover (H&M Home - sold out)
Bedside table (Threshold by Target - sold out)
Rug (Land of Nod - sold out)
November 23, 2013
Just wanted to say have a fantastic weekend . . . Be thankful for your health, family, friends and your blessings. I'm going to try to be "present" in each moment this weekend . . . enjoy your children, enjoy that workout or 10 minute walk you get to fit in, enjoy your morning coffee, that glass of red wine before bed, and those laughs that make memories.
I am dreaming of all things cozy . . .